PCC/ CCOG / ART

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ART 279B

Course Number:
ART 279B
Course Title:
Experimental Media
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Expands intermediate ways of seeing and creating work that acknowledges personal artistic intentions. Examines various 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D media and processes used to develop and encourage creative problem solving. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate art through critiques, discussions, and artistic presentation. Develops artistic intent, aesthetic and structural solutions, and perceptual awareness. Recommended: an introduction to art, art history or a sense of curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Prerequisites: ART 279 or ART 279A or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

  • May be taken 1 time for credit.
  • This is the second in a three course sequence.
  • A minimum 3 hours of homework per week in the form of private exploration of the concepts and processes introduced in class will be required.
  • College level reading comprehension is necessary.
  • Art 279 B fulfills Arts and Letters requirements for Gen. Ed., block transfer and PCC graduation.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Develop intermediate level understanding of ideas, materials, and techniques associated with the nature of experimental media beyond traditional media.
  • Use expanded vocabulary of art that actively participates with others in critical dialogue about 2-D, 3-D and 4-D experimental media and processes.
  • Interpret and enjoy experimental art from the past, present and from different cultures to understand diverse perspectives of the human experience.
  • Build upon the experience of using experimental art to heightened awareness of the needs of our physical world, the nature of human relationships and our impact on an ever-changing world.
  • Develop self-critiquing skills for autonomous artistic expression through experimental media and processes while recognizing the standards already established in the art world.

Course Activities and Design

  • The course may include demonstrations, slides, lectures, video/films and field trips.
  • Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical and conceptual proficiency.
  • Begin to develop personal work with an awareness of historical and contemporary artists working in experimental media.
     
  1. Create projects that incorporate a variety of technical skills with an awareness of the inherent characteristics of different experimental media processes.
  2. Begin to generate ideas/concepts with an awareness of the intended content of the work produced.
  3. Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical proficiency.
  4. Develop safe studio practices in regards to the handling of tools, chemicals and machinery within a communal studio space.
  5. Further expand and utilize the necessary vocabulary specific to experimental media when participating in class critiques and discussions.
  6. Begin to assess and self-critique personal work to strategize creative solutions.
  7. Begin to develop personal work with an awareness of historical and contemporary artists working in experimental media.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete and present the individual work within a professional studio critique.
  • Prepare projects, assignments, and experiments for presentation.
  • Participate in studio work sessions, class discussions, and critiques.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Use expanded vocabulary of art that actively participates with others in critical dialogue about 2-D, 3-D and 4-D experimental media and processes.
  • Interpret and enjoy experimental art from the past, present and from different cultures to understand diverse perspectives of the human experience.
  • Build upon the experience of using experimental art to heightened awareness of the needs of our physical world, the nature of human relationships and our impact on an ever-changing world.
  • Develop self-critiquing skills for autonomous artistic expression through experimental media and processes while recognizing the standards already established in the art world.